energy

July 06, 2017

As NASA makes plans to one day send humans to Mars, one of the key technical gaps the agency is working to fill is how to provide enough power on the Red Planet’s surface for fuel production, habitats and other equipment. One option: small nuclear fission reactors, which work by splitting uranium atoms to generate heat, which is then converted into electric power.

July 04, 2017

IHI is now testing electric vehicles equipped with wireless charging systems, for residential settings in a garage or carport, as well as in public facilities. IHI is very active in public infrastructure for transportation and power generation and distribution, and it will utilize its expertise in wireless charging technology to improve the efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness of future transportation systems.

June 15, 2017

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) monthly power report for March found that wind produced 8 percent of the electricity produced in the U.S. that month, with solar producing 2 percent.

June 13, 2017

Northern Nevada students are finding new ways to increase sustainability and energy efficiency through a program called Project ReCharge. Project ReCharge is hands-on project-based curriculum where students create proposals focused on saving energy and money within their own schools.

June 01, 2017

As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” issued by the President on January 30, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations.

May 14, 2017

Many in the scientific community believe that if the American public were more informed about the science behind climate change and energy issues, people would hold views that aligned more closely with those of scientific experts. But how much people know about science only modestly and inconsistently correlates with their attitudes about climate and energy issues, while partisanship is a stronger factor in people’s beliefs, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey.

May 03, 2017

The nation’s top oil group wants the Trump administration to allow offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Bolstered by last week’s offshore drilling order from President Trump, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said Monday it wants regulators to consider allowing drilling in new tracts of the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico.

April 26, 2017

The number of patents issued in fields related to cutting carbon emissions climbed from 15,970 in 2009 to approximately 35,000 in 2014 and 2015, before slipping back slightly to about 32,000 in 2016, according to a new report issued today by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.

April 06, 2017

The Energy Storage Association joined with 52 private companies and business associations to deliver an important letter to leaders of Congress this week - that any dialogue on enhancing and rebuilding America's infrastructure must include consideration of advanced energy storage systems. Modernization and innovation on the electric grid can reap immense rewards in creating a more resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable U.S. electric system.

April 05, 2017

Maryland officially became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing on Tuesday. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill preventing fracking, something the drilling industry had eyed for the state's share of the Marcellus Shale formation. Hogan's signature comes after a half-decade push from activists to ban fracking in Maryland.

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